‘Lucky’ at last; wins Preakness

After a streak of bad luck, things finally went right for Lookin At Lucky, as the 3-year-old colt won horse racing’s second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 15.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, “Lucky” gamely outfought First Dude in the stretch and held off a late challenge from Jackson Bend. Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver faded to eighth after sitting just off the pace for most of the race.

The time for the 1 3/16 miles was 1:55.47.

Lookin At Lucky, co-owned by part-time Del Mar resident Mike Pegram, had encountered rough trips in his last four starts, including the Kentucky Derby, in which he was the favorite.

According to news reports, Lookin At Lucky will skip the final race in the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, and instead aim for the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey this summer.

— Kelley Carlson

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